Who were AJS?
One of the oldest names in British motorcycling, building its first bike in 1909. They were renowned for good single and V-twins, and single-cylinder AJSS made a hat trick of TT wins in the early 1920s. Taken over by Matchless, it became part of Associated Motorcycles (AMC) and offered a range of bikes in the 1940s and 50s. Production ended in 1966 when AMC collapsed, but the AJS name was reborn on the two-stroke Stormer, a motocross bike built by Norton Villiers until 1974. Production was carried on by the late ‘Fluff’ Brown through the 70s and 80s, and AJS still offer Stormer spares to this day.